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Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Finally, a picture for all of you!!! I got a new Blackberry that has a camera, so I can at least add pictures that way for now. I just need to go buy a new cable for our camera, I don't think I'm ever going to find our old one. Anyway, here is the first pregnant picture I have of myself. I had my friend Rocio take it on Monday in my office. It's a little blurry, but that's ok.
Sorry there's no exciting baby news yet. :0( People ask me every day if I'm going to have the baby today. It's a bit annoying, but I know everyone's just excited for her to be born already. I also get the question, "When are you going to be induced?" all the time. The answer is....I'm hoping to avoid getting induced if at all possible. Obviously if there's a problem with me or the baby I won't object to it, but I'd much rather let nature take its course, even if that means I still have to wait a few weeks. I'm feeling great, so that's probably why I'm not anxious to get induced. I'm even sleeping really well at night now because my back doesn't hurt anymore, so I have no complaints. I know Matt is starting to go out of his mind waiting for baby to come out, but he'll have to be patient. Poor thing. =0) We have another doctor's appointment tomorrow so hopefully all goes well.
My parents came over last Saturday & helped out a lot around the house. We got the baby's room completely set up which is a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders. It's so cute!! I'll post some pictures tomorrow, assuming I don't have the baby tonight. Ha ha. Matt & my dad also installed our new medicine cabinet, which I am very excited about!! It's been sitting in our garage for a few months now and our old one was way outdated & gross, so it's so nice to have lots of storage space & an updated medicine cabinet. Now our pink tile really looks out of place. Ha ha. We're thinking of just painting it for now until we can take the time & money to replace it. They have special tile paint you can use, so I'm thinking that will be the cheap alternative for now. My dad also put up all of our curtain rods & we got all the curtains put up.....FINALLY!! Now our neighbors can't stare at us anymore. Ha ha. My mom was also nice enough to hem & fix a few of the curtains that weren't quite right, so that was great!!! I know Matt's really happy about the curtains in our bedroom since he hates any light in the room while he's trying to sleep, and we had all the lights from the church parking lot behind our house shining into our room all night. He seems to be sleeping a lot better now, which is good.
I guess that's all the news for now. Have a great day, everyone!!
The List.

I got this off my friend Lynette's blog, and thought it might be fun to do. All the things I've done are italicized.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited the Bahamas
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Solved a Rubix Cube (I've tried many times, but never succeeded.)
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Went inside a pyramid (The Luxor in Vegas counts, right??)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Performed a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Flown a kite on the beach
14. Met a US president
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's The David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Fainted
53. Drove over 100 mph
54. Visited Grauman's Chinese Theater
55. Learned Sign Language(The songs in Primary count, don't they?)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Watched a space shuttle re-enter the Earth's atmosphere
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Earned an Eagle Scout award
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating(I think fish counts.)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someones life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (Any day now!!!!)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own ...Your turn!

This has made me realize that I really need to start traveling and seeing the world.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hi, I'ts Matt, my back hurts from carrying dog food.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Hello, Everyone!!! I'm finally writing again....I know I've been really bad about it. Anyway, no exciting baby news yet, we're still waiting. My due date is on Saturday, but everyone knows first time moms usually go over by at least a week, so we'll see. I am going to avoid getting induced if at all possible. I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow, so hopefully everything goes well there. At my appointment last week the doctor said I'm fully effaced so now we're just waiting for me to dilate. I keep thinking "open" thoughts. =0)

Well, the holidays were a lot of fun. Thanksgiving is always good, I love turkey & all the mashed potatoes. December always seems to be a blur of shopping, parties, dinners & what not. Christmas was great, I got everything I asked for. I just asked for baby stuff and everyone cooperated, which was great! I'm thinking we have nearly everything we need, but I guess we won't know for sure until we actually have the baby & find out all the things we forgot. Matt's mom has been shopping like crazy the last few weeks. It seems we get a new package every other day with new baby stuff in it, it's a lot of fun. Matt finally finished painting the baby's room yesterday so I can't wait to get home today & start setting up the nursery....finally!!! Yeah!! I've been stressing out about it for a while now, so it will be great to finally get it done. Poor Matt, he was probably so sick of me bugging him about it, but it's not like I could do it myself, since the fumes are bad for the baby. Anyway, it's done now, and I'm so glad.

We got a dog the week before Christmas. He's such a nice dog, I can't wait until I can actually get out & play with him. His name is Knight. He's an Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. He's 1 1/2 years old, we got him for free off of KSL.com. The people who had him before had to get rid of him because the neighbors were threatening to shoot him because he kept chasing their cows & horses. He just wanted to herd them. Anyway, he seems happy, he has a lot of room to run around in our backyard, but we do have to keep him on a chain or he jumps the fence & runs amuck in the neighborhood.

Other than that I guess there's not really anymore news. We're just patiently waiting for the baby to come out. =0) I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & that we all have a great year!!!